GRAYSVILLE (KDKA) – The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Greene County on Tuesday.
Severe storms moved through western Pennsylvania in the afternoon and early evening hours, which triggered numerous tornado warnings.
Representatives with the National Weather Service surveyed damage in Graysville on Wednesday. The concluded that an EF1 tornado touched down in the area. Officials said the tornado had maximum winds of 90 mph.
Eric Loring just got off work when he was driving through Graysville when he saw what he believed was a funnel could and pulled off the road.
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“From what we could see, it looked like a funnel cloud crossed the road. I saw lots of trees toppled and uprooted,” Loring said.
Matthew Kramar, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, says it was a “very focused area of damage from one hillside to the next.”
The day after the tornado, the path was clear.
According to the NWS, videos recorded Tuesday night pointed meteorologists in the right direction.
“It’s helpful that we had video of the tornado accessible, so two videos showed a rather clear rotation of the clouds and based on the damage, you can assess rotation in the overall picture of the damage,” Kramar said.
No one was hurt and no homes were destroyed.